Padres infielder Edgar Gonzalez was hospitalized after getting hit in the head by a Jason Hammel pitch. He was conscious and aware at the time, but suffering from dizziness and ringing in his ears. The pitch hit him on the side of the helmet. His brother, Adrian, also left the game in the sixth to be with his brother. Colorado’s Hammel hit three batters in the game. [MLB]
Royals starter Gil Meche heads to the DL with a sore back, to be replaced by Sidney Ponson. SI’s coverage suggests that manager Trey Hillman may have contributed to the problem by allowing Meche to make too many pitches, noting that he hasn’t won since throwing 132 pitches in a shutout last month. [SI]
Angel left fielder Juan Rivera left last night’s win over Oakland with tightness in his right leg. He’s experienced stiffness in his quad for a couple of days now. Robb Quinlan got the call and may see more playing time in the short term. [MLB]
Astros OF/1B Darin Erstad left last night’s game with a pulled hamstring after running out a single. He’s day-to-day for now, but this has been bothering him for weeks. [MLB]
Rays starter Scott Kazmir left last night’s game in the seventh inning with cramping in his left forearm. Kazmir thinks it was tied to dehydration and isn’t worried about it. [MLB]
FoxSports Ken Rosenthal reports that Troy Glaus may rehab as an outfielder in the minors for St. Louis. He hasn’t been able to make the throw from third to first, but as an outfielder he might be able to help the Cardinals with his bat.
I swear I just wrote this suggestion a day or two ago. Was it ESP? Does Omar Minaya read every baseball blog out there? The New York Daily News says that the Mets are working with Julio Lugo as a potential shortstop option and may release pitcher Tim Redding to make room for him. [FanNation/SI/NY Daily News]
Welcome Back! Mark DeRosa returns to the Cards, while Jarrett Hoffpauir heads back to the minors. And, Jed Lowrie returned to the Red Sox.